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Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Overview

Settle in for an afternoon cruise aboard the Haleiwa Queen, a 50-foot power catamaran that departs conveniently from Honolulu’s harbor. Learn about Hawaii past and present from the friendly crew as you venture into the open Pacific Ocean to look for dolphins, sea turtles, and even migrating whales. As a bonus, look beneath the water’s surface at fish and coral reefs through unique magnifying view portals.
  • Observe Hawaiian sea life on a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Stay comfortable beneath canopies while you look for dolphins, turtles, and whales
  • Hour-long express tour fits easily into most Honolulu sightseeing schedules
  • Great way to see tropical fish and coral gardens without getting wet
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Bottled water
Restroom on board
60-minute cruise
Experienced captain and crew
Parking
Gratuity
Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)
Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats , 1009 Ala Moana Blvd F21, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Meet at the Kewalo Basin Harbor Slip F21 Look for the BIG RED SIGN **Car** - GPS: 1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813 - Harbor entrance near Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave - Boat is on front side of harbor near Ala Moana Blvd **Bus** - Take bus #19, #20, or #42 - Exit at Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:We’re in the Kewalo Basin Harbor. Our address is 1009 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96814, slip F26. You can find us at the front of the harbor along Ala Moana Blvd, close to the entrance near Ward Ave.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you provide hotel pickup for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:No. You must make your own arrangements to meet us at the Kewalo Basin Harbor. There is plenty of cheap parking at the harbor, or you can take a taxi or app-based ride-share service like Uber and Lyft.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.
Mar 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time in order to check in.
Mar 2021
Q:
What kind of boat is used during the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The Haleiwa Queen is a 50-foot power catamaran with glass viewing ports on the bottom so you can see what’s going on underwater without ever getting wet!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the boat handicap accessible for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:All passengers must take a step from the dock to the boat in order to board. Our crew can assist if needed — just make sure to arrive early! Walkers and collapsible wheelchairs can be brought on board. Motorized chairs or scooters are not allowed.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?
A:Yes, absolutely!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard during the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Yes, there is a restroom on board.
Mar 2021
Q:
Should I worry about seasickness during the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Our boat is very stable in the water, so we rarely encounter seasickness. If you’re worried about it or especially prone to motion sickness, we recommend taking your preferred brand of seasickness medication about two hours before boarding.
Mar 2021
Q:
What can I expect to see during the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Expect to see local reef fish, turtles, eels, and living reef formations. You get spectacular views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the cityscape of downtown Honolulu. Sharks, dolphins, and whales may also be seen depending on the season.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drinks onboard for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:We provide water on all cruises. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks (including adult beverages) on any of our cruises. We even have coolers with ice that you can use.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can we go swimming during the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:In the interest of seeing the maximum amount of sea life, we do not allow guests to swim on our sightseeing cruises.
Mar 2021
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
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What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.

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  • "Really pretty , get to the boat early for shade." See review
  • "You can bring your own drinks (cocktails, wine, champagne..) for the ride 😊" See review
  • "Sit at the front of the boat for the best view, if you don’t mind being in the sun." See review

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star-5
Fantastic trip along...
Katja_E
, Aug 2022
Fantastic trip along Waikiki shores. Sunny weather, turtles, fish, interesting information by tour guide, friendly staff.
star-5
Worth it
Megan_F
, Aug 2022
As advertised. Crew was very personable. The kids enjoyed looking through the glass while we drove. We saw a few turtles which definitely made everyone’s day.
star-5
Pleasant casual ride, knowledgeable staff
Dennis_C
, Aug 2022
My mobility is limited so this was a great alternative to snorkeling The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area Great views of Waikiki and Diamond Head
star-5
Fun, Fish, and Facts
LaMer_K
, Aug 2022
Learning various Hawaiian words for animals and places. Also Lorenzo was very funny and Captain Colleen did a great job. My children had a great time seeing all the sights including a wonderful view of Diamondhead. I did not expect the history and language lessons in addition to fish and a sea turtle and it was a great addition. I will definitely recommend.
star-5
So fun!
Nicole_H
, Aug 2022
This was a great experience. The captains of the boat were super relaxed and SO GREAT! We ended up not seeing many fish as it was a quiet day, but honestly, the experience was still wonderful. The boat ride was relaxing and we got great photos. All in all a great time!
star-5
Magnificent!
Juwana_H
, Aug 2022
Awesome experience. We were able to see some incredible fish and sea turtles! Also the view was phenomenal!
star-4
Relaxation on the water
Cathy_W
, Aug 2022
Nice captain and crew. Pleasant boat ride and beautiful scenery. Very basic tour but very much worth the money.
star-3
Glass bottom boat tour-just ok.
Roseann_N
, Aug 2022
Not a glass bottom boat. There are 4 windows that you look down at the bottom of boat. Only seen a few fish. I would not pay to do this again. On a positive note, captain was knowledgeable of area.
star-5
Beautiful
Jenny_C
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable about the sea life around Waikiki and what to do around Oahu. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore without having to go for a swim or even having to get their feet wet.
star-5
Great for smaller kids!
Chad_I
, Aug 2022
Super friendly staff, great dialogue with lots of information. Saw a grip of turtles and learned a lot about the island. They even took photos for us near Diamond Head!
star-5
Had a great time!
Anita_S
, Aug 2022
Saw lots of fish and turtles! The staff were very friendly and the ride was great! I enjoyed taking pics with diamond head in the background.
star-3
Wouldn’t recommend
JOHN_D
, Aug 2022
The blurb about what you were going to experience was nothing what you actually do. Loved the ride but would love to have experienced what we were supposed to.
star-5
A quick and inexpensive tour with beautiful sights.
ruben_c
, Aug 2022
The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the island and kept us laughing with jokes for the whole family. I wish we could have seen more sea life than we did as the waters were choppy when we had our tour. We did see some sea turtles and some local fish. We didn’t get to use the glass bottoms as much because of the choppiness of the water. Take some motion sickness medicine if you tend to get queasy. The ocean was beautiful. Diamond head is spectacular. It was an hour trip and we were able to do it the morning of our 1pm flight back to the mainland. Highly recommended.
star-3
Not much sealife
Sharon_P
, Aug 2022
It was disappointing that we didn’t see much sea life. We saw a turtle and a seal, both from a distance. On the positive side, it was a pleasant ride off Waikiki beach and it wasn’t crowded at all. The captain and his mate were very professional and friendly. The boat appeared well kept and sea worthy. No complaints there.
star-2
Not happy
Bharat_D
, Aug 2022
It wasn’t worth the time and money . We did not see/experience anything. We are not at all happy. The only positive thing was the cruise guide was entertaining and good
star-5
Great value trip with lots of sealife sightings and very entertaining tour guide captain!
Simon_J
, Jul 2022
Great commentary from the captain, saw lots of fish and turtles. Easy ride even if you get seasick!!
star-5
An hour in the ocean
Jayendra_P
, Jul 2022
Seeing turtle in the ocean. Kids also loved the ride. Can't ask for anything more for the price and time.
star-5
Must Go!!!
Victoria_P
, Jul 2022
It was a wonderful experience. Kudos to Jim and Tiko it was a beautiful voyage, highly recommend. So peaceful out in the open! Jim shared stories and made it pleasurable.
star-5
A great experience!
Jenan_A
, Jul 2022
We saw lots of fish, turtles, and a monk seal. Lorenzo and Courtney were so knowledgeable. It was a great experience!
star-5
Fabulous time!
Sabina_L
, Jul 2022
Crew was super friendly! We got to see a pod of dolphins, turtles and tropical fish and surfers up close! The views were stunning and the boat was so much fun! We truly enjoyed it! Truly worth it! We will go again!

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